Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging tool that produces very detailed images without the use of X-rays. By using a large magnet, radio waves and a computer system to process the data, images are created without involving ionizing radiation.
In the typical MRI exam, you will be asked to lie down in the scanner and a device—called an imaging coil—will be placed over the area of your body to be examined. It is important for you to be able to lay still during the process, since movement can result in poor image quality. The process may involve taking a series of images, each series lasting approximately 10-15 minutes. 2-3 series may be needed depending on the situation. Please contact us if you have any questions about your exam.
Our equipment produces high quality images—an indispensable resource for physicians in the planning of their patients’ medical treatment.
Safety Screening Questionnaire
Because an MRI examination involves the use of a very strong magnet, you will be asked to fill out a safety screen questionnaire when you arrive for your safety. Should you need assistance completing this form, Technologists will be available to assist you.